Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Abraham, ME
Trails: Firewarden's Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Rapid Stream Road is rougher than I remembered (last visit in 2004) but easily, IMO, passable by passenger car. The two new bridges allow access to the real trailhead. Signs are not very prominent on the way in, so be sure to have good directions. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low & easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail looks great. Think there were 3 blowdowns, one a tree top laying longitudinally in the trail that requires a bit of a walk around/plow thru. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did Abe on the way to Baxter State Park. Almost didn't hike this day because of drizzly rain most of the morning but decided to give it a shot and were rewarded with clearing skies and a beautiful early afternoon! Kept looking for the firewarden's cabin which was still standing last time I came thru these parts... only to realize that it had gotten torn down and all that is left is a privy (a NICE privy--thanks MATC) and a campsite.

Met only one person on trail today--a young thru hiker from Wisconsin who made the 1.7 mile side trail trek from the AT. Don't think he wanted his hike to end. ;p Spectacular Middle Abraham, which used to be a NE 100 highest (and a thick one!), is scorched black from the fire a couple of months ago. Short fire tower is still up there laying on its side.  
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-24 
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